About 5 days ago I noticed my nose being a little sore. As each day passed by, my nose became progressively sore. It hurts to barely even touch it. I took off from work early to see the doctor. He took one look at me and OW!!! I told him what was going on and he took a look at it. He commented that it’s really inflamed and, of course, told me not to touch it. He said it was caused by an ingrown hair which has now become infected. He also said that the sinus cavity it’s by leads to the brain. So if the infection starts spreading, which it already has, can get to the brain. I cringed when he told me he was going to give me a shot in the butt, but he said I was going to want that. And he gave me two very strong antibiotics to fight the infection. My parents are a bit concerned about what happens with the ingrown hair once the infection is gone. I’ll worry about that later, I just want the swelling to go away and the pain to stop. My nose looks like a giant red balloon right now!